World’s laziest muslin

Thought I’d make a jacket from some raspberry linen I picked up from a country op shop this weekend ($2, thankyouverymuch) in a deliberately rumpled sort of fashion. I bought Burda’s Crossover Blazer 6/2012 #121 a few months back. Perfect match!


Only I forgot that Burda patterns have no seam allowance. Snip-snip, wack-wack, into a trusty poly sheet for a muslin, I remembered. Doh!

Never mind! I’ll tape the bloody thing together with green masking tape!


Ugly beyond words but it worked a treat and, stunningly, it fits pretty well.

I’m watching The Great British Sewing Bee as I work, and isn’t it marvellous? From now on, my sewing will be guided by WWMAPS? – ‘What Would May and Patrick Say?’ I reckon they’d tear me a new one if they saw my masking tape muslin. Shhhh….